Connections of Gita with Srimad Bhagavatam

by Deen Gauranga Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 12.13.13
prauṣṭhapadyāṁ paurṇamāsyāṁ
dadāti yo bhāgavataṁ
sa yāti paramāṁ gatim

If on the full moon day of the month of Bhādra one places Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam on a golden throne and gives it as a gift, he will attain the supreme transcendental destination.

One should place Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam on a golden throne because it is the king of all literature. On the full-moon day of the month of Bhādra, the sun, which is compared to this king of literatures, is present in the constellation Leo and looks as if raised up on a royal throne. (According to astrology, the sun is said to be exalted in the sign of Leo). Thus one may unreservedly worship Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, the supreme divine scripture.

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